Americans celebrate Flag Day on June 14th to commemorate the adoption of the United States flag on June 14, 1777.
Here are some good ways to teach our children the history and meaning of the flag and to help them appreciate our precious heritage.
Choose a few ideas below for your family to enjoy. Invite friends to join you if you'd like, and create happy, meaningful memories together.
* Display the flag. Talk about what it represents, and what it means to you.
* Say the Pledge of Allegiance. (You could even learn to say it in sign language.)
* Talk about what the Pledge of Allegiance represents, and what it means to you.
* Learn about the history of the flag.
* Learn the history of Flag Day.
* Learn flag etiquette, how to fold the flag, and why it's significant.
* Learn about and sing our national anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner."
* Learn about and sing “You’re a Grand Old Flag." Sing or play other patriotic songs.
"There are Many Flags" is another great song to sing on Flag Day.
* Make patriotic crafts. Here are more ideas. You could use them as part of a family parade with
young children, or to decorate for the 4th of July.
* Serve patriotic treats (or keep it simple with watermelon or root beer floats) and have fun.
* United States Flag Quotes
* 2014 Presidential Proclamation -- Flag Day and National Flag Week
* Recent Presidential Flag Day Proclamations
* What So Proudly We Hail
* USA Flag Site.